Grizedale Arts

The Honest Shop

The Honest Shop at Coniston Institute is now up and running and open every day. Selling only locally produced products made by the village. Fresh veg from the surrounding gardens and allotments, freezer meals made by the Youth Club, alpaca knitwear from a nearby farm, home baking from many of the local ladies and much more!

A new Honest Shop will be included as part of the exhibition The Politics of Craft: After Ford 151 at Glasgow School of Art;designed in this instance by Giles Round for APAP Korea.

The Politics Of Craft: After Ford 151

7 Feb - 8 Mar 2015 Open every day 10am - 5pm

Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow G3 6RF

'The Politics of Craft: After Ford 151' is the story of the failure of the political ambitions of craft and design: utopian ambitions mixed with an uncomfortable relationship between machine, hand and economics. This exhibition engages with historical ideas relating to both mass mechanical reproduction and craft in order to encourage contemporary art and design to have a use. It presents Grizedale Arts’ own polticised history of design - a brave new world of objects and ideas that serve as a provocative reassessment of the Arts & Crafts legacy.

Find out more here.

Buy Our Book Online

Kevin Reid performs (2003)Grizedale Arts - Adding Complexity to Confusion is a lavishly illustrated romp through the last decade of our projects and it's now available to BUY ONLINE HERE.


Grizedale Arts is made possible by the ongoing support of Arts Council England and South Lakeland District Council

Grizedale Arts is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with Tate and the Plus Tate family of visual arts organisations

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